Did you just score the best deal on a new TV during the Black Friday sales? Well now you are faced with the dilemma of what to do with your old television. If you decide storing your TV in a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage is the best solution, you will need to take the time to prepare your TV for its stay. Below are some steps you should take to make sure your TV stays in the best condition possible while in your storage unit.
Clean it up
Before placing it in the box and putting it in your storage unit you will want to take the time to thoroughly clean your television. Electronics are known for attracting dust and dirt, even when they are sitting in our homes. Use a soft wash rag and a mild glass cleaner to clean the surface of your television. Don’t forget to wipe down the electrical cords and remotes as well.
The best way to ensure the safety of your television is by packing it back into the box it originally came in. The boxes are specifically designed to hug your television and keep it from moving around or getting damaged. If you do not have the original box there is no need to worry. You can still keep your television safe and sound by packing it in a sturdy box and wrapping it at least twice with bubble wrap. Fill up any empty spaces within the box with newspaper, packing peanuts or bubble wrap to make sure the television won’t shift or move within the box during transit. To help with the packing process you might want to use a rubber band to wrap up your cords and keep them from causing a tangled mess inside your box.
Now that you have your television cleaned and properly packed it is time to place it in your new storage unit at Ogden Self Storage. Placement of your television in your storage unit is also crucial. Make sure you set your television on a sturdy surface and away from any items that could potential cause any spills. Never place your television on its back while being stored. This can cause damage to its internal parts.
Before placing anything in storage you will want to properly label your box. Label all the contents within the box alongside your television. Write on multiple sides of your television box so you can easily see what is inside the box from all angles.
Now that you have your TV properly boxed, labeled, and placed in your storage unit at Ogden Self Storage you can enjoy your new TV with the family. Call or stop by our facility today to learn about the other items you can place in our facility and how we can suit all of your storage needs.